Shabana Ahmed:

Shabana AhmedAKA Akhtar’s part time wife. Says it all really!

The only RMBC Councillor to have joined the Labour Party, to have been selected as Labour’s candidate and to have campaigned for election and won, all whilst being disqualified by virtue of being in a politically restricted post!

Jahangir Akhtar:

Jahangir Akhtar

Deputy Leader RMBC



Twitter: @Jahangirakhtar

Shaukat Ali:

Shaukat Ali






Jenny Andrews:

Jenny Andrews





Anti Poverty Forum:

See under, National Local Government Forum Against Poverty

Apna Haq:

Apna Haq for Asian women

Apna Haq,06_11_2014


Arkell vs Pressdram (1971):

A well known Private Eye and legal insiders Joke, especially the phrase “I refer you to the reply given in Arkell vs Pressdram”.

Solicitors’ letter to Private Eye:

We act for Mr Arkell who is Retail Credit Manager of Granada TV Rental Ltd.

His attention has been drawn to an article appearing in the issue of Private Eye dated 9th April 1971 on page 4. The statements made about Mr Arkell are entirely untrue and clearly highly defamatory.

We are therefore instructed to require from you immediately your proposals for dealing with the matter. Mr Arkell’s first concern is that there should be a full retraction at the earliest possible date in Private Eye and he will also want his costs paid. His attitude to damages will be governed by the nature of your reply.

Private Eye’s response:

We acknowledge your letter of 29th April referring to Mr J. Arkell.

We note that Mr Arkell’s attitude to damages will be governed by the nature of our reply and would therefore be grateful if you would inform us what his attitude to damages would be, were he to learn that the nature of our reply is as follows: fuck off.

No further correspondence was received.


Alan Atkin:

Alan Atkin






Aston cum Aughton Independents:

Ian C. Barron:

Ian C Barron

Brother of Kevin Barron, Labour MP for Rothervalley Constituency, see below.

Previously a butcher with a shop in central Rotherham.

Previously had been Chairman of the RMBC Environment committee until unwillingly forced to stand down from that position by Labour Group once his name was known to be included on a long list of butchers involved in the Operation Fox, unfit chicken meat scandal. Quite disgracefully he was not required to stand down as a councillor at the time! The good voters of Sitwell Ward did that for all of us, in 1999 and unceremoniously voted him out!

Terms of Office as Member RMBC

  • 06/05/1988 – 07/05/1992
  • 05/05/1995 – 06/05/1999 Sitwell Ward
  • 02/05/2003 – ??/??/20?? Keppel Ward

This does not sit well with his published statement, “Councillor Barron has been a member of the Council since 1988,” This sentence to be truthful, would require the addition of “on and off.” Not simply misleading, but a down right lie! Nothing new there then!

See Operation Fox.

Rothpol Links:

Exterior links:

Kevin Barron:

Christine Beaumont:

Christine Beaumont





Dominic Beck:

Dominic Beck

Dominic Beck, lives in South Anston – Borough Councillor for Wales Ward and is a parish councillor for Anston.



If ‘Wonder Boy’ Beck gets it wrong?

Posted on March 2, 2012 by

RikiLeaks ‘snail mail’ inbox*, the Royal Mail to you and me, has been busy this week.

Rotherham Politics brings you the first, received on Monday, concerning Borough Councillor Dominic Beck the member for Wales Ward and Anston parish councillor who lives South Anston.

A while ago when Rothpol was idly surfing the RMBC website and started to pay closer attention to the Interest Declarations made by RMBC Councillors, it was realised that the existing system was woefully inadequate and poorly administered! A fill in and forget it attitude seems to be the case amongst Councillors and the Monitoring Officer in our Town, this is especially disappointing in view of the time limits for amending records is only 28 days not the years it takes most members of the Council to update theirs!

I am very grateful therefore to my anonymous informant, for taking the time, trouble and expense to inform readers of just such a fine example in Dominic Beck:

Dominic Beck Councillors Interests Declaration of 10. 05. 2011.

Dinnington Guardian Published on Friday 24 June 2011 Career in politics Beck-oning

My informant highlights the following issues, Dominic Beck does not include his membership of the Labour Party nor Trades Union Membership as required under Labour Party Rules. Dominic Beck claims ‘employment’ by Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce and RMBC simultaneously and points to the resulting conflict of interest!

My informant is entirely correct about their first two points but the third is an example of a mistake by Dominic Beck, he is not an employee of RMBC, but an elected member, as employment by RMBC would disqualify him from membership of the Council! RMBC should not have been mentioned in an answer to question 4.

One for pedants, where the answer does not apply to him, the only permissible answer is none, not the Blank or N/A answers given by Dominic Beck in his declaration of  10th May 2011.

One wonders why the Monitoring Officers counter signature was applied to this incomplete and incorrectly filled in declaration and indeed the fact that this particular example exists, does not inspire one with confidence that the rest of the declarations by other Councillors are any better.

Further questions, when did Dominic Beck’s contract of employment with Hughes & Hughes expire? As Hughes & Hughes is a company owned and run by Darren Hughes surely there must be some omissions from other declarations? What is the nature of his employment by B&R Chamber? Did it change? When did he cease being a student? we should be told!

* ‘Snail Mail’ inbox address available upon request.
Darren Hughes – Declaration of Interests
Thomas Fenoughty – Declaration of Interests

Keith Billington:


Will Blair:

Will Blair





Alan Buckley:

Alan Buckley





Josephine Burton:

Josephine Burton





Cabinet 2010-11:

Cabinet 2011-12:


The Tree Headed ‘Hound of Hell’ from Greek and Roman Mythology, in short.

Patrick John Cawkwell:

AKA: Conisborough Canary or Paddy the IRA Man.

Anna Chester:

Code of Conduct:

Councillors Code of Conduct

Friend Cooper:

Nick Cragg:

Simon Currie:

Simon Currie







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